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Description

Full day course teaching the basics of silver clay. This course is aimed at beginners or those that want to refresh their knowledge. Students are taught everything they need to go away and start making their own silver jewellery from silver clay. Silver clay is reclaimed silver, ground to a fine powder and combined with an organic binder and water. After shaping it is dried then fired by one of three methods, gas hob, butane torch or kiln. The binder burns off and you are left with pure silver, which is of hallmark quality. You will be shown all the techniques required including handling, texturing, shaping, how to store your silver clay and what to do if it starts to dry out. We will go through the basic toolkit you will need. At the end of the day students will take home several pieces of jewellery, depending on size, and new skills they can use to make . For more information and queries please select the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided. Extra materials, ie silver clay, stones etc can be purchased on the day. Tea, coffee and cake will be available through the day. Please bring something for lunch. Suitable for 16 years+ (younger teenagers by arrangement)

Duration

7½ hours (9:30am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Spooky
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
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Venue

92A, Corsham Road, Whitley, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8QF